Subway: Red to Clark/Division(312) 642-4406 rushanddivision.com/the-lodge41.903812 -87.629506 21 W Division St (between State and Dearborn Sts) Gold Coast, Chicago
Mon–Thu 2pm–4am; Fri, Sun noon–4am; Sat noon–5amAverage cocktail: $5
Time stands still in this log-cabinish tavern…or at least the patrons wish it did. Whereas every other bar on this strip is packed with freshly waxed twentysomethings, this place seems to be popular with the older, wistful Division Street crowd, the ones who are past their prime but just can’t let go. Little do they know that their sullen whiskey-drinking makes this the most interesting bar on the strip.